Kindness in giving creates love. ― Lao Tzu
Hello Bright Light!
I hope this finds you and yours well in all ways. This will be a short post as we have much to complete on our end. This topic is important, which is why I am creating time to share the message with you now. Let’s get to it!
Most of us are acutely aware of our own struggles; we are preoccupied with our own problems. On our best days we do our best to sympathize with ourselves because we see our own difficulties so clearly. But Philo of Alexandria, a Hellenistic Jewish philosopher who lived in the Roman province of Egypt in the fist half of the first century BCE, compassionately reminded his community, “Let us be kind to one another, for most of us are fighting a hard battle.”
I find it interesting that his statement is still true today in 2018.
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”— Philo of Alexandria
When we feel into this sentiment and accept its truth, we allow ourselves to open our heart, which allows us to see through the lens of compassion and unconditional love. When we accept this statement as true, we allow our small self to set aside judgement; we become the compassionate observer. When we choose to accept this statement as true, we recognize that we couldn’t possibly know the path one is on, and how arduous it might be at the moment. When we accept this sentiment as truth, we can humbly admit that one could never know all of what’s happening behind the scenes with every soul.
And there is always much occurring behind the scenes.
Everyone is struggling on some level; physically, mentally or spiritually. This includes strangers, coworkers, colleagues, communities, friends, family, plants, wildlife, soulmates, and animal companions. Everyone.
Not only are we in a world that’s not our true Home, but we all have internal and external troubles; emotional, psychological and physical. Some are evident; most are well hidden. Regardless of the form, everyONE is always in need of kindness. In this regard we are all the same; we are not different. We all share the need for kindness. This is just one of our many commonalities as a collective. As fellow Earth Travelers, we have so much more in common than our differences.
“Kindness Created me kind.” — A Course In Miracles
I absolutely love the photo of the Lighthouse in the image above. It reminds me that when the world around us is in a fog, darkness, or mists of confusion, we can be the Light for others. We can extend our love and our light just by being kind.
But here’s the catch: To extend kindness, we must have first given this kindness to our self. And to exclude one being from our inherent kindness is to exclude All. – For in truth, we are One.
Every Day It’s Helpful to Ask:
🔱 Am I being kind to myself?
🔱Can we be kind when others are being unkind?
🔱Can we extend kindness to ourselves?
🔱Can we be kind to ourselves when we notice we are being unkind?
🔱 Kindness IS contagious.🔱
We cannot fathom the unimaginable consequences of being kind to our self in every moment. We cannot know the unimaginable ripple effect of extending that kindness out; the ripple effects could be life-changing for countless souls. Know that the kindness we offer our self does matter. For the kindness we choose to give to ourselves will naturally flow out of us and then be shared by all who need it.
And we all need kindness in every moment.
Be Kind. We truly are all in this together. 🌊🌟✌🏼
P.S. If you’re into cool ancient civilization history, check out the 3D Animation of The Grandeur Of Ancient Alexandria, From Its Library To Lighthouse
And if you’d like to read about a soul sister who offered Random Acts of Kindness, check out this throwback post! ♥